Szczesny is fans’ favourite to be No. 1 next season

Defensive flaws have always been critical in recent barren seasons for Arsenal, but the resolve of the Gunner’s backline will be scrutinized more than usual after this fruitless 2009/10.

And as far as Arsenal’s defense is concerned, the goalkeeping department will surely be subject to several pointed fingers this summer.

So with several errors by Wenger’s goal-guards proving more costly than usual this season, Red London began a poll last week to seek the opinion of the Arsenal faithful on the team’s insecurity in goal.

The question was: If Wenger doesn’t sign a new keeper, who should the No. 1 be next season?

Wenger – considering his persistent faith in players – may be unlikely to sign a new goalkeeper this summer. Unlike the selective Manchester City, that leaves Arsenal to deal with their goalkeeping issues internally, and all choices – excluding Manuel Almunia – are fairly young and experienced.

So who would most people prefer to be Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper next season?

12% went with Manuel Almunia

8% chose Lukasz Fabianski

30% have their faith in Vito Mannone

50% would like to see Wojciech Szczesny

As it appears, the least preferred is the recently error-proned Fabiasnki while most would not mind seeing his younger countryman Szczesny between the sticks for Arsenal next term.

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